Monday, 31 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
A new project by Matthieu Laurette
Matthieu Laurette is launching a new ongoing project entitled "Things" following the opening of "Global Demix Studio Paris" in January 2010.
"Things" is a curated, ongoing collection of objects selected by the artist and sponsored by international collectors. Anyone can become a collector!
Collectors pay the retail price of objects chosen by the artist and in return, receive a unique original photo of each object plus a certificate of authenticity.
The objects acquired with collector monies belong to Matthieu Laurette and will be used on a daily basis, becoming part of Laurette's everyday life in the new " Global Demix Studio Paris ".
Objects can either be chosen by the artist according to any donation amount, or collectors can select from a list of pre-selected and priced objects on Galerie Lafayette giftlist website.
Collectors can sponsor objects such as a vintage tripod floor lamp designed by Serge Mouille (10.000 €), an Apple Macbook Pro (2249,00 €), an Epson Stylus Pro printer (1668,42€), a Brandt washing machine/dryer (905 €), a vintage Gispen metal storage unit designed by Cordemeyer, (650 €), a Makita hammer driver-drill kit (580 €), an air purifier designed by Mathieu Lehanneur (149 €), a Muji toilet brush (10,50 €)...
Donations start at 500 euros*
*Smaller amounts are accepted as well and will contribute to «collective purchases». Contributors to «collective purchases » will receive photograph of the object they contributed together with a signed an numbered certificate of authenticity stating how many people contributed to the purchase of the object and the amount you spent.
Ask for our young collector Facebook info kit!
Accepted forms of payment include: paypal, bank transfers, check or cash.
How to become a “things” collector?
Send your contacts details and your payment starting at 500 euros*
The more you pay the more you get back!
- BANK TRANSFER
RELEVÉ D'IDENTITÉ BANCAIRE / IBAN International Bank Account Number
Banque/Bank: CREDIT AGRICOLE NORMANDIE
Ville/City: PONTORSON Country : FRANCE
Intitulé du Compte / Account name :
Mr LAURETTE MATTHIEU
18 RUE DES PAVILLONS
Domiciliation : Code établissement Code guichet Numéro de compte Clé RIB
16606 10021 05608970111 51
IBAN International Bank Account Number
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BIC swift Bank Identification Code :
(PAYMENT SHOULD BE IN EURO - Bank transfer fees and currency exchange at your own expense).
MAKE IT PAYABLE TO MATTHIEU LAURETTE AND SEND IT TO:
MATTHIEU LAURETTE, 18 RUE DES PAVILLONS, 75020 PARIS, FRANCE
CONTACT MATTHIEU LAURETTE FOR HAND DELIVERY:
MATTHIEU@LAURETTE.NET / +33 6 60 74 16 27
SEND AN EMAIL TO MATTHIEU@LAURETTE.NET SPECIFYING THE AMOUNT YOU WISH TO PAY TO RECEIVE A PAYPAL REQUEST.
- DONATION CAN ALSO BE PAID DIRECTLY BY CREDIT CARD VIA GALERIE LAFAYETTE GIFTLIST WEBSITE AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT YOURSELF THE ITEMS YOU WISH TO SPONSOR !
SEND AN EMAIL TO MATTHIEU@LAURETTE.NET TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION OR VISIT
REQUEST "THINGS" PDF INFO KIT TO MATTHIEU@LAURETTE.NET
NEED FURTHER INFO? EMAIL TO MATTHIEU@LAURETTE.NET
A FEW EXAMPLES OF “THINGS”:
1- VINTAGE GISPEN METAL STORAGE UNIT « SYSTEM 5600 » DESIGNED BY CORDEMEYER / VINTAGE “LES ARCS” WALL LAMP DESIGNED BY CHARLOTTE PERRIAND / CIRKEL ARHEND VINTAGE CHAIR DESIGNED BY FRISO KRAMER AND WIM RIETVELD / VINTAGE TUBAX CLOSET DESIGNED BY WILLY VAN DER MEEREN
2- MAKITA HAMMER DRIVER-DRILL KIT
3- VINTAGE TUBAX CLOSET DESIGNED BY WILLY VAN DER MEEREN
4- ROSIERES « TRIPLE » COMBINATION OVEN, HOB AND DISHWASHER
5- GEORG JENSEN CUTLERY DESIGNED BY ARNE JACOBSEN
6- ROSENTHAL PORCELAIN TABLEWARE DESIGNED BY WALTER GROPIUS
7- APPLE MACBOOK PRO
8- MUJI MODULAR CLEANING SET – DUSTPAN
9- MUJI LIQUID DISPENSER
10- MUJI SOAP STAND PAD
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Little Joe is a new biannual publication looking at film from a different perspective. It is a direct move away from the traditional method of reviewing all current and future releases towards a more selective and eclectic focus on films that inspire alternative discourse. Our first issue features interviews with directors Jack Hazan (A Bigger Splash) and Tom Kalin (Swoon, Savage Grace), a profile of experimental pornographer Fred Halsted by artist William E Jones, essays on films including American Gigolo, Cruising, Song of the Loon, stunning photographs of cult actress Karen Black by filmmaker Cam Archer, and specially commissioned artworks by Stuart Sandford, Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees.
Please come and celebrate the launch of Little Joe, a magazine about queers and cinema, mostly.
Wednesday 26th May 2010, 7pm
23-27 Wadeson Street
London E2 9DR
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Lima /Machu Pichu 1975
New York/Texas 1974
Lima/Machu Pichu 1975
Juan Downey's 'Video Trans Americas' combines aspects of travelogue, visual anthropology, the study of architectural and geographical space, politics and poetry. Responding in part to the 1973 military coup in Chile, Downey wanted to foster a transnational Latin American identity. He initially envisaged his project as a road trip, from New York to the southern tip of Latin America, during which he would videotape aspects of the distinct cultures )art, architecture, cooking, dance, landscape, language, etc.) of the regions he passed through. At the same time, he would show the local inhabitants previous tapes shot along the way, in order to share information and overcome the isolation of individual communities.
In practice, the fourteen videos that eventually formed the installation were made over a series of journeys between 1973 and 1976. each video es positioned on a map of the Americas to show the location of filming.
Juan Downey (1940-1993) was born in Santiago Chile. He lived and worked in New York.
'Video Trans Americas' acquired for Tate by the Latin American Acquisitions Committee.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Aaron Douglas paintings from the 1930's
Maya Dern's 'Divine Horsemen, The Living Gods of Haiti', 1947-1951
Rubem Valentim (right)
Wilfredo Lam's paintings, 1940's
Gordon Park's photographs
Helio Oiticica's Parangoles
Chris Ofili, David Hammons
Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic
29 January – 25 April 2010
Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic takes its inspiration from Paul Gilroy’s seminal book The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993). The exhibition is the first to trace in depth the impact of Black Atlantic culture on visual Modernisms from the early twentieth century to today. From the appropriation of African art by Modernist artists such as Picasso, the Black Atlantic modernism of Aaron Douglas and craze for black culture embodied by Josephine Baker, by way of the créolité (creoleness) of artists such as Wilfredo Lam, to the work of contemporary artists including Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher and Chris Ofili, the exhibition will reflect how artists around the Atlantic have negotiated both the language of Modernism and black cultures and histories in diverse and complex ways.
In 1993 Paul Gilroy coined the term ‘The Black Atlantic’ to describe a ‘counterculture of modernity’ as well as a fusion of Black cultures with other cultures from around the Atlantic. His book had an enormous impact on the ways Black culture has been perceived and discussed within the field of cultural studies, stimulating ongoing critical debates. Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic reflects this idea of the Atlantic Ocean as a ‘continent in negative’, a network of cultures encompassing Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe and traces real and imaginary routes taken by artists across the Atlantic from 1909 to today.
Liverpool’s location as a gateway to the Atlantic and the history and legacy of its involvement in slavery makes this exploration of Black Atlantic culture pertinent to the city and museum. The dispersal of people of Black African descent – many forcibly displaced by the slave trade – had a profound impact on art and culture that has been frequently overlooked or diminished. The exhibition is divided into seven chronological chapters, ranging from early 20th century avant-garde movements such as the Harlem Renaissance to current discussions addressing ‘Post-Black’ art. It opens up an alternative, transatlantic reading of Modernism and its impact on contemporary culture. Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic features work by artists including Romare Bearden, Constantin Brancusi, Edward Burra, Renee Cox, Aaron Douglas, Walker Evans, Ellen Gallagher, David Hammons, Isaac Julien, Wilfredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Ronald Moody, Wangechi Mutu, Uche Okeke, Hélio Oiticica, Pablo Picasso, Keith Piper, Tracey Rose and Kara Walker.
Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic has been conceived and developed by Tanya Barson, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern and is curated by Tanya Barson and Peter Gorschlüter, Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Liverpool. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with texts by recognised scholars in the field including Petrine Archer-Straw, Kobena Mercer, Huey Copeland and Glenn Ligon, Manthia Diawara and Edouard Glissant, and Courtney J. Martin.